The African Union, AU and the International Committee of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA unveiled the Nominees’ lists, both Regional and Continental categories recently for the 6th edition of the awards scheduled to hold on November 20-23, 2019
With an array of music industry professionals, artiste and music journalist in attendance to witness the unveiling of 2019 Nominees’ list for Regional and Continental category emerged from the 8,157 songs/videos received as entries from its online portal which closed earlier on August 2, 2019.
The Regional category for Best Female Artistes and Best Male Artistes of the five regions (Western, Southern, Eastern, Northern, and Central Africa) were thoroughly selected from the entries to reveal artiste who will be competing at the 2019 awards ceremony.
This year’s list showcases a wide range of creativity and talents both from new and known artiste across the regions. Dominating Central Africa include Cameroonian artiste Blanche Baily, Charlotte Dipanda, Daphne alongside their male counterpart Locko, Magasco and Salatiel.
See below; 6th AFRIMA NOMINEES LIST – REGIONAL’S
The Continental categories are made up of the different genres of African music from Hip-Hop, Jazz, R’n’B, Pop and Reggae, Ragga & Dancehall to other coveted categories such as ‘Song of the Year’, ‘Album of the Year’, ‘Producer of the Year’ and ‘Best African Collaboration among others.
Again, Cameroonian artists Magasco, Daphne, Salatiel, Wax Dey, Daphne, Locko, Nabila, Mr. Leo, earned various nominations in the Continental categories following the work they put in through last year.
South Africa’s prolific rapper and producer Nasty C; African music definitive artiste, Davido; Africa’s contemporary music talent, Burna Boy; and Northern Africa’s brilliant showman, Tamer Hosny also scored high nominations on the 6th AFRIMA Continental Nominees’ List.
See below; 6th AFRIMA NOMINEES LIST – CONTINENTAL CATEGORY
The 2019 main awards event scheduled for November 20 to November 23 will span four days packed with activities which include the 6th AFRIMA Welcome Soiree, the 6th Africa Music Business Summit (AMBS), the 6th AFRIMA Music Village, a Guided Tour of the Host City, the exclusive 6th AFRIMA Nominees Party and the 6th AFRIMA Main Awards ceremony.
The main awards events will be broadcast live on over 84 stations across Africa and the Diaspora including live streaming on the AFRIMA website, the AFRIMA App, the AFRIMA social media handles and other online partner platforms.
For more information and full list of nominees, kindly visit https://afrima.org/
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